Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - October 20, 2015
REVISED October 20, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #21

S.T.A.R.T. - Solutions To Avoid Red Tide Agreement


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Greg Wright, Budget Division Manager, Ext 3787

Action Requested
Authorize execution of agreement between Manatee County and Solutions To Avoid Red Tide, Inc. (S.T.A.R.T.) to provide funding for red tide education and research.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Federal/State laws, administrative rulings, Manatee County Comp Plan/Land Development Code, ordinances, resolutions, and policy

Florida Statutes, Chapter 125

Background Discussion

Manatee County has been providing funding to Solutions To Avoid Red Tide, Inc. (S.T.A.R.T.) continuously on an annual basis.

As approved in the FY 2016 adopted budget, $9,500 will be used for education outreach and public information materials which will include revised beach signs, revised Facts Charts, START brochures, performing Public Service announcements, presentations to government officials, various special events, and producing DVDs.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
One original signed agreement with S.T.A.R.T. to Debbie Carpenter, Financial Management Department, and one original, signed agreement to Board Records.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$9,500.00, 001.0950043

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  START Funding Agreement FY2016.pdf